Ouch! Heel pain and painful plantar fasciitis.

Ouch! Heel pain and painful plantar fasciitis.

Do you suffer from, heel pain, plantar fasciitis or foot pain? Patients often report how much it has affected their life and their ability to participate in their usual daily activities. They describe plantar fasciitis  as walking on thumb tacks, a burning sensation...
Back to school – How to make sure your child has the right backpack

Back to school – How to make sure your child has the right backpack

As children return to school, it’s important to look at the fit of your child’s school backpack. Heavy, incorrectly fitted and badly packed bags may contribute to spinal health problems as a child grows. Current research suggests that children should not carry loads...
Why do my joints sometimes pop or crack, and is it a sign of arthritis?

Why do my joints sometimes pop or crack, and is it a sign of arthritis?

Noisy joints? Joints emit a variety of noises that people may describe as popping, cracking, clicking or catching. The technical term for these noises is “crepitus”, from the Latin term “to rattle”. People of all ages can experience crepitus, although it does become...